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Caring for a Waterlogged Lawn
Ever wondered how to care for your lawn after a flood or heavy rain? You've got waterlogged soil and wet roots, not to mention poor drainage leading to excess water. Unless you're a fan of a bog garden, you don't want a soil surface that's soaking wet. A waterlogged lawn is a gardener's worst nightmare – it means less oxygen in the soil and compacted soil particles. You'll need to fix it ASAP so your plants don't get root rot and drown. Start by letting the water drain, then choose one of the waterlogging solutions. Got squelchy soil in your garden? Don't panic! Here's how to fix a waterlogged lawn, easy-peasy.
How to Keep Guinea Pigs Warm
What's cuter than the happy squeaks of a warm, content guinea pig? Emphasis on warm, though – guinea pigs may be warm-blooded, but at night, on cold days, or during winter months, they may need some extra help. How to keep guinea pigs warm? Whether they're indoors or outdoors, here are some good methods – plus a couple of tips.
Clucky Companions: The Benefits of Having Chickens
It's not for everyone, but taking care of chickens can be pretty rewarding. Beyond the fresh eggs, there are a lot of benefits to keeping chickens in your backyard. They're great for gardens, they're surprisingly good with kids, and they can be very affectionate. Thinking of embarking on the journey that is raising backyard chickens in Australia? Here are some of the benefits of keeping chickens—or why you should have a chook for your nook.
How to Fit a Saddle on a Horse
Horse riding is a joyous experience – if your saddle fits right. Whether you're on a trail ride or in a jumping contest, or just taking a trot around the paddock, the fit of your saddle will determine rider balance and posture. It also determines the comfort of your horse. It's crucial for both you and your horse to have a well-fitted saddle so that you're not putting too much pressure on a horse's shoulder blades. A saddle fitter can adjust things for you, but you yourself should also know what a proper saddle fit is like.
10 Steps To Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
It’s that special time again, the season that gardeners look forward to… spring! The warm afternoons are longer and the flowers are just about to burst into beautiful colours. If you’ve been laying low throughout winter, spring preparation is the perfect opportunity to get out and into your garden.
Spring Garden Tidy Checklist
The long wait is over, it’s every gardener’s favourite season! Spring is just around the corner and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably itching to start on your garden soon. But before you dive headfirst into yard work, load up on tips and tricks to make your gardening experience far easier this season.
Summer Garden And Lawn Care: Summer Gardening Tips
The Aussie summer season can be hard on your garden. The harsh summer sun affects soil moisture, leading to plants drying. Then there are the occasional storms that bring pouring rain. But summer is also the most productive time for plenty of plants (such as flowering plants or leafy greens).
How To Welcome Your New Furry Friend Into The Family
There are few things as exciting and nerve-racking as welcoming a new furry friend into the family. They bring in a lot of joy and cuteness, but you’ll need to prepare beforehand! There’s a lot involved in caring for a new pet, and you’ll want to make sure you’re ready.
Saving the Fraser Fir
ADD THIS TO the “Things I Didn’t Know” file…and by the way, merry Christmas. One of the most popular holiday trees of all, the Fraser fir, is under threat in the wild, even though 50 million-plus of them are grown on tree farms in North Carolina alone. So how can that be?
Since 1975, we’ve been feeding and grooming pets all around the neighbourhood. In fact, we started out as a horse feed and fresh produce business… but now we are more than just your average pet and produce store. We pride ourselves in offering what we believe is true customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are full of helpful tips and hints that have been passed down through the generations of our business. Our staff are always happy to help you whether it’s answering your questions or carrying your goods to your car!... Read More